POP-Prostate On-Site Project Thunderbirds Charities

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

POP-Prostate On-Site Project provides free and low cost prostate cancer screenings to men 40 and over or younger if prostate cancer is in their family. The screenings consist of a PSA blood draw, a DRE exam and consultation by a Board Certified Urologist. This is done in mobile medical units to allow these screenings to be convenient, reduce downtime from work and the benefit of traveling to various locations. Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer death. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life time. The funds that are donated to POP help to support this project and improve the lives of men with early detection.

CEO Marla Zimmerman said, “We are so appreciative of the $12,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. Their support to POP is providing funding for prevention of this silent killing disease. 15 minutes could save a life! We are saving lives, one screening at a time.”

POP- Prostate On-Site Project is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 by Gene Felker founder, prostate cancer survivors, business men in the community and athletes. The mission of POP: “We improve the quality of life for men and their families through awareness and the early detection of prostate cancer.” The free screenings are provided at pop-up Saturday screenings, Veteran events, The Walk for POP and other special events. POP receives funding from it’s two special events, The 12th Annual Walk for POP in September during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 25th this year and the 19th Annual Jerry Colangelo Sports Legends Golf Classic that was just in May of 2021. POP is so appreciative for grants like this one and other donations. For more information on the Walk for POP go to www.prostatecheckup.org or call 480-964-3013.

POP-Prostate On-Site Project

This grant is part of the Spring 2021 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.